Intelligent Energy

Welcome to SmartPlanet's energy blog: Intelligent Energy

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Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Intelligent Energy. From oil to wind to hydro to thermal power, contributor Melissa Mahony will bring us the latest energy news and help us understand how it affects our world.

Welcome to SmartPlanet’s newest blog, Intelligent Energy!

Alternative fuels, renewable energy, the smart grid: what do these terms mean to you? Energy is the very current that drives change in our world, and makes many of our scientific and technological innovations possible.

But how long can we sustain our current approach? Whether finding new ways to save energy through design and innovation or simply getting more from our current oil reserves, we'll need to know what's needed to deploy these technologies -- and what return on investment we should expect.

Melissa Mahony will lead us there.

Melissa is a freelance science journalist and former writer and editor for Wildlife Conservation magazine.   She's written about as diverse topics as water quality in New York City and air pollution-induced asthma, and her work has appeared in Scientific American Mind, Audubon magazine, Plenty magazine and LiveScience.

A native of Pennsylvania, Melissa is a graduate of Boston College as well as the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at the Journalism Institute of New York University. She is a resident of Brooklyn, New York.

Please welcome her!

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Andrew Nusca is editor of SmartPlanet and an associate editor for ZDNet. Previously, he worked at Money, Men's Vogue and Popular Mechanics magazines. He holds degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and New York University. He is based in New York but resides in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure